The Golden Difference
Golden Equipment delivers. Golden suppliers build excellent equipment and, most importantly when you’re in the middle of a critical run, they provide support you can depend on. Jeff Golden knows his business, and he knows yours, too. He focuses on improving manufacturing processes by starting with the parts you need to make and the equipment you have on your shop floor.
Golden salespeople want to know what your goals are, how your process works today, and what you would like to see in productivity over the next four quarters, and beyond. Then they find the best new equipment to fit what you have and what you want to do. Service. Knowledge. Value. That’s the Golden Difference.
Meet the sales force:
Jeffery Golden, President
Jeff began running his own plastics business in 1986, and has since led his sales team in meeting plastics needs for customers in the Midwest. Jeff has been regularly commended for his work in serving the plastics industry. Over the last sixteen years, he has won top sales awards for numerous suppliers, including Matsui America, which has named Jeff the top sales agent for eleven of the last twelve years.
Jeff has been in the plastics field since 1980, starting in the Thermal Care division of Midwesco, a large supplier of industrial chilling. While working in Thermal Care, he served as service manager, production coordinator, inside sales representative, and moved on to sales management. Before founding Golden Equipment, Jeff was co-partner of Equipment for Plastics, Inc.
Jeff is also trained in team building, leadership values, and the precision model process. Currently he is on the board of the Society of Plastics Engineering – Chicago Section.
Michael Shaw, Sales Representative
Michael is responsible for selling and marketing equipment used in processing plastic components. He is adept at determining specific customer needs and developing solutions to help clients improve their business through cutting-edge technology. He has performed training and assisted in installation of equipment sold in his territory.
Michael has been ranked in the top five in sales for Matsui America every year since 1999, and he has acquired key accounts for Golden Equipment, including ITW, Culligan, Huf North America, Invensys, John-o Butler Co., Chroma Corp., and Colors for Plastics. Before joining Golden Equipment in 1998, Michael worked as regional sales manager for ITW Fastex, sales engineer for Premier Plastics Corporation, and regional manager for Verax Systems.
Brian M. Ness, Minnesota Account Manager
Brian is a business professional with experience in sales, management, production, and technical service in the plastics manufacturing and service industries. He is also a recognized leader in military combat operations. Focused and energetic with strengths in management, customer service, quality assurance, safety, and entrepreneurship, Brian has proven experience in building strong teams and providing effective results.
Brian provided production and research and development skills in injection and compression molding over the past three years at PlastiComp, Inc. in Winona, MN, where he has been instrumental in the success of PlastiComp’s Technical Development Center.
Additionally, he served nine years in the Minnesota Army National Guard as a combat medic, where he made two tours of duty, in Bosnia and Iraq. Brian earned the rank of Staff Sergeant and position of Battalion Medical Platoon Sergeant before an honorable discharge in August 2011.